Practice Areas & Industries: Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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International asset recovery requires broad capabilities, a sophisticated approach and a global footprint. Greenberg Traurig is among the leaders in resolving disputes, restoring essential business and financial data, and recovering defrauded assets from foreign jurisdictions. Our efforts have produced the only agreement ever executed between the U.S. and defrauded securities investors for the U.S. to remit all proceeds of international fraud, along with certain EU country (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty) intelligence. Our litigation has also produced the first worldwide Mareva injunction (freezing order) in the EU. As well, we have litigated verdicts that have led to new commercial laws in several EU countries.


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Our clients turn to GT’s Global Recovery Practice because we are experienced problem solvers, ready and able to assist them in times of crisis.

  • We conduct internal investigations to trace and recover financial or intellectual property lost through fraudulent means. We have wide-ranging experience assisting with government, regulatory and enforcement matters as they arise within foreign countries, the U.S. and between them.
  • We have vast experience and the intellectual depth necessary to commence litigation in foreign countries to recover assets and electronic data and to protect other important business interests. Our capabilities include anti-money laundering, Marevas, The Hague Convention and Ponzi fraud.

We regularly work with the U.S. and foreign governments, including their law enforcement and regulatory divisions, to protect and pursue our clients’ interests. Our clients’ claims are often parallel to the interests of the country in which the fraud has occurred. In many cases, this confluence of interests will allow isolated partnerships to be forged with governments and law enforcement to combat these wrongs.

The Global Recovery Practice addresses these issues on a daily basis in jurisdictions throughout the world. Our practice includes former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys; State Attorneys General; Securities and Exchange Commission administrators, deputies, and a branch chief; a State Chief Prosecutor and Operating Bankruptcy Trustees. Our practice has deep experience in a large number of countries throughout the world and protects the interests of clients through dispute resolution, and through litigation, as the situation dictates. To date, we have secured recoveries for our clients collectively in excess of US$1 billion.